Over the few past years, fans have been starting a movement to free Britney Spears from her conservatorship. Thanks to a recent FX documentary (which is also accessible on Hulu), the public eye shifted onto the pop star who has been under a conservatorship for about thirteen years. According to the terms of the conservatorship, Britney’s father Jamie Spears is able to regulate her daily life and control her finances.

If you were unfamiliar with the term conservatorship prior to the #FreeBritney movement, you’d be forgiven. It’s not a term that’s used frequently, and it’s typically a form of guardianship…


Each day we have responsibilities we need to complete. This includes work commitments, household maintenance, family obligations, or personal development tasks. Whatever you want to do, you need to remain focused to be productive. Yet we often fall into traps that decrease our productivity and hinder our progress working toward these goals.

We live in a world full of distractions. It often feels that the moment we face a challenge we divert our attention elsewhere. This can stop us from doing everything we need to do, and it’s certainly going to make us less efficient.

Logically, we know we shouldn’t…


I didn’t realize how great I had it in 2019. I could stream Friends, The Office, and a bunch of Disney movies on Netflix. A single subscription gave me hours of content, and I could watch shows and movies I loved.

Like all other good things in life, they come to an end. These shows were among the most popular on Netflix, and some people thought viewers were getting too good of a deal. Who felt this way? HBO Max, Peacock, and Disney+. So instead of a single subscription to Netflix, customers will need to triple their subscriptions.

Or maybe…


A simple walk through Target seems to be getting increasingly vulgar. Around each corner is a book, movie, TV show, or game with a swear in the title. Most of them are censored, but the vulgarity is obvious. If you’re trying to shelter innocent eyes from bad words, it’s getting harder than ever.

As we look at the way media gets in front of the public’s eyes, it become clear that creators have more distributions options than ever. There are fewer restrictions, and more ways to keep curse words on covers. …


I remember having my membership request approved for Facebook in 2006. Users needed to request permission to register because the site was only for students. Originally it was just college students, but they later allowed high schoolers to join as long as their status as a student could be confirmed. Facebook in 2006 was a cool and exclusive platform that would be utterly unrecognizable to 2021’s users.

In today’s world, Facebook is a tech giant. It’s one of the most valuable and recognizable brands in the world, and it wants to be part of your life. If you give it…


Medium is a unique platform with its own method of recognizing interesting stories and rewarding creators. Unlike other social websites, there aren’t a whole lot of influencers who seem to define what success looks like on Medium. There are some people who are quite popular, and depending upon your niche, you may associate Medium with a couple names. One thing I can guarantee: I’m not one of those people.

I’ve been publishing on Medium for about three years now. I started in 2018, but my first year and a half were really inconsistent. In the middle of 2019, I was…


Throughout my life, I’ve heard people say “money can’t buy happiness.” It’s one of the oldest clichés in the books, but is it actually true? I’ve received money throughout my life, and I’ve been happy to receive it. Yet the pursuit of money is a constant one. Whether it brings sadness or joy, people will be chasing money for the rest of their lives.

There are other tropes about money that seem to solidify its relationship with sadness. I’ve heard “money is the root of all evil,” “the best things in life are free,” and “more money, more problems.” These…


This is the story of a Windows disaster that birthed a typography disaster that turned into an ongoing joke.

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“sans” repeated in comic sans

It seems people fall into one of two camps: those who hate Comic Sans and those who pretend to like Comic Sans. At one point in time, this font was designed intentionally for a specific use. In current times it’s best used as a joke and a bit of a meme.

Surprisingly, the origins of Comic Sans root back to a failed Microsoft product. The concept of Microsoft having a failed product isn’t a shocker, but the idea that Comic Sans would emerge as the surviving relic of this failure seems unlikely. Decades later, almost every computer user knows what…


Burger King just revealed their new logo, and it might look really familiar. That’s because it is. It’s basically the same logo they used in the 90's.

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Like many brands, Burger King is leveraging the power of nostalgia. It’s a psychological phenomenon that can be used to evoke positive feelings. This makes it a marketing tool, and it’s particularly associated with millennials. As this generation ages into their late twenties and thirties, their dollar is becoming important in the consumer market.

There was a time when nostalgia was considered a serious mental disorder: a form of depression akin to homesickness…


On January 8, 2021, Twitter made the decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump from their platform. This news come two days after rioters stormed the Capitol Building in an attempt to halt the confirmation of Joe Biden’s presidential win.

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Screenshot from 1/10/21

The day Trump was suspended, Twitter cited two of his tweets as rationale:

The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!

To all of those who have asked, I will…

Michael Beausoleil

User Analytics | Digital & Brand Marketing | Productivity … hoping to explore topics that interest me and find others with similar passions

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